At Last by Whitney Dineen
Publication date: February 1st 2023
Genres: Adult, Comedy,
Someone Else’s Life by Lyn Liao Butler
Publication: February 1st 2023 by Thomas & Mercer
Goodreads: A new life in paradise
should have healed her wounds. But for a woman struggling to hold on to her
family and her sanity, one stormy night could change everything.
Blow by blow, Annie Lin’s life crumbles. Her dance studio goes bankrupt. Her mother and beloved dog are gone the same year. Then a terrible accident leaves her young son traumatized.
It’s time for a change.
Palm trees, mai tais, peace and quiet―Annie should be at ease, safe in her new Kauai home with her husband and son. She hopes proximity to her family can provide them all with a sense of belonging and calm. But soon items from her past start turning up―her dog’s collar, a bracelet that disappeared years ago―and she has the unnerving sensation she’s being watched. Reality begins to fracture, and Annie’s panic attacks return. When, during a brewing storm, a woman appears on her doorstep looking for shelter, Annie is relieved to have the company and feels an unexplainable bond with her visitor.
As the night progresses, Annie realizes the woman is no stranger. Their lives are inextricably intertwined―and Annie might just lose everything.
My Thoughts: Annie is living in a mom’s hell. Her son is traumatized, she loses her mother, she loses her pet, and loses her career…all in a short timeframe. Thinking life would be better if she moved closer to her family, they move to Hawaii. Then a storm comes, the storm of a lifetime leaving her home alone until a stranger comes to her door looking for shelter from the storm.
That woman, she gave me chills from the very first knock. I knew that something was not right with her but I could not put my finger on it. This woman, she knows things that she should not, she comments on things she should not know about, and she was just creepy. I wanted Annie to figure out who she was and get rid of her. The entire book is these two women, stuck in Annie’s house, sharing life stories.
I think I should have felt sympathy for Annie and her life but I just never got there. I wanted to feel bad for her but she was just a sad character. She should have followed her gut, she should have gotten help, she should have opened up to her husband… all that is easy for me to say but I have not had any of her troubles in my life.
Someone Else’s Life is a psychological thriller. Lyn Liao Butler is a new to me author and I will be looking for more from her.
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An all-new meet-cute sports romance from New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kristen Proby, featuring Sophie Montgomery!
The Score by Kristen Proby is now live!
I have millions of followers on social media, and it has absolutely nothing to do with my last name. It's because I'm good at what I do. I work hard, and it has paid off.
I'm not a trainer who only talks the talk, either. I walk the walk—or rather, I run the run. It was actually during one of those jogs through the park that I ran into him.
Of course, at the time, I didn't realize it was the Isaiah "Ike" Harrison, Seattle's hot new quarterback. All I knew was that I was suddenly pinned under some solid, sexy body, unable to breathe.
But even now, I keep running into Ike in the most unexpected places.
And he's doing everything in his power to convince me that he's not just a player—in any form of the word.
It's so much more than that.
But I've been there, done that. I have the mended broken heart to prove it and have no intention of doing it again.
Except the frustrating man is convincing, and my walls are quickly lowering—especially when I feel responsible for possibly upending his career.
Is letting him in a mistake? Or will it be the best thing I've ever done?
My Thoughts: Fun, sexy, sweet, and romantic. All that I hope for when I pick up a Kristen Proby book. The Score is book three in this series and each book is a standalone.
In this book we follow Sophie and Ike as they crash into their relationship and never slow down. From their very first collision the sparks fly. From there it only gets hotter. While Ike is a young athlete living his best life, he stays grounded and does not let his fame go to his head. He knows what he wants and he wants Sophie. Sophie wants him too so that is not a problem for either of them.
This couple is perfect together. There is very little drama, lots of fun and family, and even more flirting. The Score was super fun to read and very quick.
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Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.
Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats and dog.
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